Worcester has a total population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163. Of these students, 5,473 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Of the 1 speech therapy schools in Worcester, the largest speech therapy school, by student population, is Worcester State University. Approximately 35 students graduated in 2010 from Worcester State University with credentials in speech therapy.
In 2010, 64 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Worcester's speech therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,356 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Worcester speech therapy schools was an average of $25,436 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $984 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,067 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,789.
After graduating with your credentials in speech therapy, if you decide to work as a speech therapist in Worcester, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 3,280 speech therapists in Massachusetts. Of these speech therapists, 270 were working in the greater Worcester area. By the year 2018, the number of speech therapists is expected to increase by 10% in Worcester. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in Worcester, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,160 per year. This is higher than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.